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Reloaded Los Angeles Clippers Ready to Shake Up the Western Conference

By now, the Los Angeles Clippers' 11th-hour pursuit of incumbent free agent DeAndre Jordan has become the stuff of NBA lore. With team representatives (including officials and several teammates) remaining at Jordan's side on the eve of the free-agency moratorium's ... (Continue reading)

Jordan Clarkson Proving That He’s the Real Deal for Los Angeles Lakers

One can be forgiven for withholding judgement on Los Angeles Lakers second-year guard Jordan Clarkson, but it would be a mistake to ignore his continued emergence.  Last season's 11.9 points, 3.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 25 minutes per contest qualify ... (Continue reading)

Lakers Taking Necessary Gamble on Roy Hibbert After Flopping in Free Agency

It wasn't the signature addition for which the Los Angeles Lakers were hoping—not a Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan or even Greg Monroe. Nor was the price right for DeMarcus Cousins, despite the organization's latest attempt to strike a ... (Continue reading)

Best Potential Free-Agent Centers for Los Angeles Lakers to Replace Jordan Hill

He came. He saw. But he didn't quite conquer. In fairness, Jordan Hill made a strong impact with the Los Angeles Lakers, particularly during his last two seasons with the club. The 27-year-old is coming off a campaign in which he ... (Continue reading)

D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson Pairing Can Unlock L.A. Lakers’ Future

The Los Angeles Lakers are somehow getting younger and growing up before our eyes at the very same time. Thursday's selection of guard D'Angelo Russell with the No. 2 overall pick has taken the Purple and Gold narrative to a ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Clippers Can Offer Paul Pierce Storybook Ending to His NBA Career

The legacy is pretty much set: a championship in 2008, 10 All-Star appearances and a well-deserved reputation as one of the game's most cold-blooded closers. All that's left for Paul Pierce is the chance to taste victory one more time, ... (Continue reading)

Golden State Warriors Will Never Have Better Shot at NBA Title

There's no better time than now for the Golden State Warriors. No better time to vie for a title that's one step closer after a convincing opening-round sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans, no better time to take down a vulnerable ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Clippers Proving Core Must Be Kept Regardless of Playoff Outcome

In the grand scheme of things, the Los Angeles Clippers can't panic if things don't go their way this time—not after a Game 5 loss that could have gone either way. "It was anybody's game," San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told the ... (Continue reading)

Can Doc Rivers Save His Son Austin Rivers’ Career with the Los Angeles Clippers?

It's far too soon for any "like father, like son" comparisons, but there's still plenty of time for Austin Rivers' career to pan out a little more like Doc's. The former is in his third season of a career in which ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Clippers Have Leg Up for Now in Rivalry with Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors still lead the league with a 23-5 record, but Christmas Day's 100-86 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers served as a sobering reminder that they're hardly alone atop the Western Conference. Head coach Doc Rivers' club moved ... (Continue reading)